geologyguy (1233) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually a good IPA!! Grapefruit flavor...not super hoppy..flavorful and tasty...good beer
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle to rocks glass samplers, showing a deep golden color, a fair amount of white head froth, and clingy lacing. The nose was some sweetness, pine, mango & peach esters, and light grapefruit on the back. The flavor was similar, with the moderate hop bitterness showing earthy, rind-like astringency and some lingering quality. Maybe not enough of a sample, or there was a little age to the bottle, because I didn’t really sense the imperial nature of this brew. A decent IPA nonetheless.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a light golden liquid with a weakly structured cap of foam. This beer appeared very similar to a cheap pale lager, but gladly the aroma assured me that this was a bold imperial IPA that filled the nose with scents of oily green hops that are both fragrant along with a scent of organic. The flavor is bitter with a slight taste of pine and a touch of sour green grape. Has minor finish that is metallic. Solid standard double IPA but somehow it doesn’t leave a lasting impression and taste as though New Belgium has already brewed this exact same recipe before in another recipe.
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, malt and pine. Piney and malty flavor with some tropical fruit before a grassy hop finish.
dlihcsnatas (580) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent IPA. Lots of hops that gives a really great hop bite to it but with the extra malts keeping them in check it is not too overpowering. Grabbed a 6 pack and they really hit the spot on a hot day. Will be picking up a whole lot more next time I am at the store to get me through summer. This is my new favorite summer IPA.
Boutip (5680) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Poured hazy golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of fruity floral hops with some nice peach notes and some light residual sugar notes. Taste is a good mix between some peachy and fruity notes with some bitter notes in the aftertaste and also some residual sugar. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Love the hops mix on this one with great fruity notes.
ElGaucho (2374) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at gold nugget. Strange aroma. Beautiful, light gold that is mostly clear with beautiful sheet lace. Soft and creamy with lovely hop flavor. Alcohol burn. Excellent.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and light floral hops. Flavor is pine and floral hops, and toasted malt. Finish is fairly bitter, but doesn’t linger too long. Medium body. A good beer.
meininger (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bitter as some IPAs. On tap in Minneapolis at the Leaning Tower Pizzeria.
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wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium orange and clear. Frothy, white, standing head. Nose is fresh spicy citrus up front with a heavy background of sweet fruity hops and some malt sweetness. Flavor is grapefruit rind blended with some mild caramel malts, bready malts, and all kinds of fresh fruit complexities. Smooth bitterness but starts to linger on your palate. Enjoyed this beer.